News tagged ‘Samsung’

H-W Technology Accuses Apple Of Infringing Its Ad-Related Patent


This week another lawsuit had been filed against Apple. This time H-W Technology LC accused the company of violating its patent No. 7,525,955, entitled "Internet Protocol (IP) Phone with Search and Advertising Capability".

The latter was filed in 2004, and granted in April of 2009 by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The invention describes a handset with the unique ability to "converge voice and data within a single terminal", which would allow users to "receive information and offers from merchants and to complete a transaction with one of said merchants without having to generate a voice call".

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Written by SimplyMax

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011. 0:19

Chip Teardown Firms Confirm iPad 2's A5 Chip Manufactured by Samsung

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This time the second iPad’s A5 processor has became an object of teardown, revealing that the chip is indeed being manufactured by Samsung.  Some recent rumors claimed that Apple is shifting production from Samsung to TSMC. Apple is said to be interested in switching from Samsung because the company competes with both the iPhone and the iPad with its own devices - the Galaxy S smartphone and the Galaxy Tab tablet, respectively.

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011. 15:26

82% of future tablet owners will buy an iPad


Yesterday ChangeWave revealed the results of another survey, which shows that 82% of future tablet owners would prefer to buy an iPad instead of its competitors, namely Motorola Xoom and RIM Playbook.

3,091 consumers were asked in February what tablet would they like to buy and only 4% and 3% would choose Xoom and PlayBook respectively. Another 3% would stick with Samsung Galaxy Tab.

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Friday, March 11th, 2011. 2:22

JavaScript Benchmark test: iPad 2 - iPad - iPhone 4 - Galaxy Tab - Nexus S

CNET.co.uk did some SunSpider Javascript benchmarks on the new iPad running iOS 4.3 and compared them with other iOS devices and a few Androids. The results are pretty impressive.

iPhone 4 and iPad with iOS 4.2 are behind both Android devices, but significantly faster with iOS 4.3 that features new WebKit 2 browser engine.

As for iPad 2, it is more powerful, it is over 50% faster than the previous iPad.


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Live from Apple's iPad 2 event


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iPad 2 might have Samsung Super PLS display


Rumors say that display of future iPad 2 will be updated to Super PLS. It does not mean it will have a better resolution. iPad 2 will utilize the same 1024 x 768 display as the current iPad, Super PLS is just a different technology and it is better.

Current iPad, as well as the iPhone 4, use a technology called IPS. It provides outstanding viewing angles. However Samsung’s PLS technology is even better. The viewing angles provided by PLS are improved. In addition to that Super PLS display is generally 10% brighter than the IPS technology. And the best part is that they cost around 15% less to manufacture than IPS displays.

iPad 2 is expected to launch sometime this quarter.


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Apple surpassed Motorola and Sony in handset sales

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Source: Gartner (February 2011)

Today Gartner revealed the results of another research, where it was found that Apple's achievements in 2010 had led to the situation when the company's competitors experienced reduced sales and eventually lost significant market shares.

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Actual Sales of Galaxy Tab Were Found To Be "Quite Small"


Last week Samsung has admitted that its sales of Galaxy Tab were actually "quite small".

Last year Samsung Galaxy Tab represented the first generation of Android tablets that are able to compete with iPad and are available on the market. By the end of the Q4 of 2010 the company reported it had sold 2 million units. But according to Samsung executive Lee Young-Hee, this number does not represent actual sales and only includes inventory channel stuffing.

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Written by SimplyMax

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011. 17:12

Apple's tablet market share decreased from 95% to 77%


Yesterday research firm Strategy Analytics has reported that in the December quarter iPad rivals started to conquer the tablet market, which caused Apple's tablet market share to drop from 95% to 77%.

In the Q4 of 2010 Apple sold record 7.3 million iPads and thus represented 95% of the market. Android shipments in turn increased from 100,000 units to 2.1 million, which eventually significantly changed the situation on the market, the director of Strategy Analytics Neil Mawston told.

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Samsung Will Produce 4X More chips for Apple


New report from Korea Times reveals that Samsung "has agreed with Apple to quadruple monthly shipments of its mobile AP chips to 20,000 sheets throughout this year from 5,000 last year". This information came from sources related to Samsung's suppliers.

According to Korea Times, that means that in 2011 a half of Samsung's mobile Application Processor chip capacity will be dedicated to Apple. Therefore, Apple becomes a bigger consumer of Samsung's chips that Samsung itself that produces similar chips for its smartphones and Galaxy Tab tablet.

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Written by SimplyMax

Sunday, January 30th, 2011. 17:44

Consumer Reports Criticized Verizon iPhone 4


New post on Consumer Reports' blog written by Mike Gikas and Paul Reynolds reveals that the company thinks Verizon iPhone 4 will have a short life as soon it will "be replaced by a newer, cooler version more quickly than is customary even for the die-young life expectancy of most smart phones."

It is true that Apple made the CDMA-enabled iPhone a mid-year carrier expansion, and most observers expect new iPhone 5 will not replace its less than 6-month old predecessor as at launch it will support only GSM / UMTS technologies. However, Apple's rivals do not propose any product cycles anyway and release new handsets every few months, so the position of Consumer Reports looks pretty inconsistent.

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Apple ordered 65 million iPad screens for 2011


Last week another DigiTimes report had revealed that Apple ordered approximately 35 million iPad displays from LG and another 30 million from Chimei Innolux and Samsung.

According to the publication, these huge numbers show that Apple "is very optimistic about the tablet PC market in 2011, and it may also mean that Apple is overbooking panel capacity".

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Written by SimplyMax

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011. 18:19

Apple Abandons AMOLED for iPad because of limited supply


New report published by Taiwanese industry publication DigiTimes reveals that Apple will not use AMOLED displays in its next-gen iPad because of insufficient supplies.

Currently the component makers in China and Taiwan attempt to increase their production, but it is still not enough for Apple.

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Written by SimplyMax

Monday, December 20th, 2010. 1:02

Samsung Galaxy Tab Is an 'Over-Sized Phone', Not Tablet


Sencha, which is a web application developer, has recently compared Android-based Samsung Galaxy Tab and Apple's iPad and made a conclusion that a Samsung's tablet is "a little bit of disappointment".

As Sencha develops different JavaScript frameworks that enable developers to creating rich mobile apps for Android and iOS devices built from web standards, the company is interested to know how good actual products perform and support HTML5 and related web standards. The latter include overall JavaScript performance, embedded multimedia playback, Web Sockets, Canvas animations, SVG and advanced CSS3 transforms. Here are the results received by Sencha in their tests of Galaxy Tab and iPad:

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Power outage at Toshiba won't affect Apple products production


This Wednesday Toshiba had experienced the power outage at Fab 3 and Fab 4 in the city of Yokkaichi, Japan. This caused an immediate shutdown of the NAND chip production at the plant. Though as of 15:00 on Friday facility became fully operational again, it is believed that such a force majeure may result in a 20% reduction in the sales of NAND flash in the next two months. Toshiba hasn't given official word on that information yet.

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Written by SimplyMax

Sunday, December 12th, 2010. 17:46